Mint Leaves Briyani - Entry from my friend....

This entry for the eventWho's Gonna Cook For Me??? is from my dear friend-Rammia Bhuvanendran.Since she is a non blogger I have made a seperate post for her entry..

Thanks for sending it across Rammia...

Hi PJ,,, I went thru the event u have started and it is really wonderful….. The funniest part is that hubby and myself were going thru the blog and when came across this event amazingly he got interested and said that he wud cook for the family so that it will be placed in ur contest…

Normally he is a person who rarely enters the kitchen,,, but he know how to cook,,, so, I didn't take his word for serious and said nothing….. On a fine Sunday morning, things went the usual way,,,,,, u know lazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy day for anyone in the world wud be a Sunday!!!!!!!!!!.. Later by 10am my in-laws said that they were to go for lunch to their relatives house and we both felt like staying at home…….

Suddenly out of a bloom hubby said that he is going to cook for us today and I was really shocked…. We had quite a conversation and finally it was decided that he is cook and the dish was also decided as "Mint leaves Biriyani" ….. I got rumbles in my stomach because that is one of my very favorites and also felt like not to spoil my happy lazy Sunday…

But he was very stubborn and then he started cutting and dicing the ingredients required… Finally, somehow, the dish was ready in an hour and it was the time about to be tasted…… "Here comes the climax" was the words that came to my mind as we sat down for eating..

But on the contrary the food tasted really good, he also prepared the colorful raita as a side dish which was yummmmmmmmmy,,,,,, it was good and better than I expected…… We enjoyed the dish and relished it so much…



Basmati rice - 2 cups (approx. 300gm)
Big Onion - 2 no's
Tomato - 2 no's (medium size)
Green chillies - 5 no's (chopped)
Garlic - 6 pods (finely chopped)
Ginger - 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
Mint leaves (ground) - 1 ½ cup
Cinnamon, Cardamom,
Cloves, Bay leaf - 4 to 5 no's each
Oil - 2 table spoon
Salt - to taste


Soak rice in water for 1 hour.
Heat oil in a cooker; add the Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Bay leaf and sauté for 2 min.
Then add the onions and sauté it till golden brown, then add ginger and garlic and fry till the raw smell is gone.
After that add the tomato's and sauté for few min, then add the ground mint leaves and have to sauté till the oil seperates.
Finally pour water[4 cups] and add salt to taste. When the water boils add the rice and pressure cook it for 2 to 3 whistle.
Serve it hot with onion raita which the best combination.


1. You can add coriander powder and chilli powder, 1 tsp each for better taste.
2. You can even cook the rice separately and the masala separately and mix both.
3. The mint leaves can be sautéd in a tava and then grinded, but grinding it fresh gives more taste and the aroma is soulful.

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